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Trade fuelled faster rise in India's production-based emissions

India's production-based estimates of CO2 emissions rose 63 per cent, from 1.6 billion tonnes in 2009 to 2.6 billion tonnes in 2019, reveals an analysis of numbers from tracker Our World in Data

Trade fuelled faster rise in India’s production-based emissions
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Sachin P Mampatta Mumbai
India’s emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) due to the production of goods grew faster than consumption-based emission estimates over the 10 years leading to the pandemic. 

India’s production-based estimates of CO2 emissions rose 63 per cent, from 1.6 billion tonnes in 2009 to 2.6 billion tonnes in 2019, reveals an analysis of numbers from tracker Our World in Data.

The consumption-based emission estimates grew 61.7 per cent, from 1.5 billion tonnes to 2.5 billion tonnes in the same period. This would suggest that some of the increased emissions in India are due to producing goods for other countries, essentially importing

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 9:26 PM IST

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